Last week, Nintendo was poised to premiere a new Direct broadcast centered around the Switch and 3DS when a significant magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit Hokkaido, Japan. Nintendo decided to delay the Direct hours before it was scheduled to go live, at the time declining to say when it would instead be published. Earlier today, Nintendo told us when we can expect that Direct to premiere, and it’s coming up quickly.
The Nintendo Direct is now set to launch tomorrow, September 13, at 3 PM Pacific/6 PM Eastern. Nintendo says that this Direct will last for around 35 minutes and will cover upcoming games for the Switch and 3DS. We now also know that the Direct will spend at least a little time talking about Switch Online, which was just given a launch date of September 18.
35 minutes leaves a lot of time to talk about incoming games, so expect Nintendo to hit every major release left in 2018 during the runtime of the Direct. On 3DS, that means we’ll almost certainly hear more about the port of Luigi’s Mansion, which is due out next month. The 3DS’s release schedule is a little sparse aside from that game, so Nintendo is likely to spend most of its time talking about the Switch.
Switch games we can expect to see include Super Mario Party, which is due out in October. Pokemon Let’s Go will probably also get some time in the spotlight, and there’s always a chance that Nintendo will reveal new fighters and features for Super Smash Bros Ultimate. You can watch the Direct over on Nintendo’s website or thought the YouTube video embedded above.
Obviously, we’ll probably see some surprises during the show, so don’t expect this Direct to only highlight games that have already been announced. We’ll find out just what Nintendo has in store soon enough, and as always, we’ll have everything you need to know right here at SlashGear.